When They Ring the Golden Bells Song Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ian Lewis
album: Track 11 in album Ophelia
release date: 1998-5-19
popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 9:34
drums: Peter Yanowitz
conductor: Gavin Bryars
vocal: Karen Peris and Natalie Merchant
performer: Fretwork
double bass: William Hunt
mixer: Jim Scott
engineer: Todd Vos and Rupert Coulson
electric guitar: Don Peris
arranger: Gavin Bryars
acoustic guitar: Karen Peris
viola da gamba: Susanna Pell, Wendy Gillespie, Julia Hodgson and Richard Campbell
bass guitar: Graham Maby
theorbo: Christopher Wilson
assistant mixer: Mike Scotella
assistant engineer: Ricky Graham
tenor recorder: Pamela Thorby
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant
writer: Dion de Marbelle

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: HDCD
barcode: 075596219624
script: Latin

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Ophelia cover art


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There’s a land beyond the river
that they call the sweet forever
and we’ll only reach that shore
by Faith’s decree
one by one we’ll gain the portals
there to dwell with the immortals
when they ring the golden bells for you and me

don’t you hear the bells now ringing
don’t you hear the angels singing
to say glory hallelujah
to believe
in the far off sweet forever
just beyond the shining river


Track Listing

  • 1 Ophelia
  • 2 Life Is Sweet
  • 3 Kind & Generous
  • 4 Frozen Charlotte
  • 5 My Skin
  • 6 Break Your Heart
  • 7 King of May
  • 8 Thick as Thieves
  • 9 Effigy
  • 10 The Living
  • 11 When They Ring the Golden Bells